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RAY TENORIO
Race: Gubernatorial
Party Affiliation: Republican
Village: Yigo
Campaign Manager: Franklin P. Arriola
Treasurer: Emily B. Unpingco

Biography:
Ray Tenorio and Eddie Calvo are good friends. They’ve been friends since the 28th Guam Legislature (2004), when they first served together. Ray had a way of engaging the public – not just to ask for votes and support, but to participate in solutions – in a way Eddie had never seen before. Eddie saw a man who saw no gray area between right and wrong, and that was refreshing to see in a body, where politics sometimes rules over truth.

Eddie Baza Calvo appointed Ray Tenorio with confidence to oversee public safety agencies. It has been a tall order, due to the increasing rate of crime before they took office. But, Ray Tenorio is well known to be a man undaunted by challenges. Due to his years of service as a member of the Guam Police Department, he knew first-hand what needed to be done.

Ray has been one of the biggest advocates for public safety officers.  He works to give them the resources they need and the compensation promised to them for years.  The Lieutenant Governor asked public safety officers to work harder, even as morale was at an all-time low. 

After resolving the major shortage of ambulances in the first months of the administration, Ray Tenorio turned his focus to the police department and the prison. While it has been a bumpy ride, the situation has steadily improved. The Department of Corrections is closer to meeting federal standards than ever before. More importantly, the police and all law enforcement on the Criminal Justice Strike Force pushed back hard against the criminals. Increased police presence is deterring more property crimes and arrests are being made. The criminals are getting the message that they will be caught.

While we see Ray’s commanding presence as part of the persona of strength he’s known for, there’s another side to this leader that many have seen first-hand. Much of Ray’s focus in the first term was on helping people who come from a bad situation to lift themselves up. He would meet with men and women in tears because they lost their homes, couldn’t afford life-saving medical care, or were turned down everywhere for work they desperately needed for their families to survive. After personally directing the proper resources to help these Guamanians, he would continue to talk to them and meet with them. He’d personally guide them to job training, applications for work, registration into college, work on a GED or adult high school diploma, and even online financial aid services.

Ray is a true police officer. He understands officers cannot resolve the problem by themselves. They catch criminals and deter criminal activity. He understands that teachers, friends, and a loving family, can influence the next generation to be positive contributors to society instead of becoming criminals.  Lt. Governor Tenorio shares Governor Calvo’s top priority for their administration: preparing students to lead a strong economy that they 
will build. Ray firmly believes that the answer to crime, in the long run, is a good education. If you look at today’s criminals and trace their lives back to high school, you’ll find younger men and women who were more innocent and most likely did not finish school. If they did finish, they were simply unprepared for the workforce.

The decades of diminishing respect for the law also drives Ray to lead a massive beautification effort with one goal in mind: restore the Chamorro value of respect for Guam. This massive volunteer effort has cleaned up and opened parks, renovated bus stops, revitalized murals, and cleaned up Guam.  Ray has engaged young Guamanians from all walks of life in the beautification projects so they learn to respect our island and take care of our home.

Ray Tenorio is a focused, driven, strong, and compassionate man. He’ll be the first to admit his flaws and the last to judge anyone else’s.  He’s a leader who proudly stands beside Governor Eddie Calvo while they implement their vision that is taking Guam in the Right Direction.

Platform:
- Developing your children into the career-drivers of tomorrow.
- Jobs. Jobs. Jobs for one and all. Careers you can count on.
- Test scores that keep going up with graduation rates, and readiness for the real world.
- The end of the cycle of poverty, and the beginning of the era of prosperity.
- More food and other products developed and sold right here at home.
- More energy that powers our homes.
- Roads that are safe. Roads with sidewalks. Roads without potholes.
- Medical care so advanced that people will come here for care.
- Neighborhoods so safe, you can let your children play at night again
- A new Hagatna. Revitalized villages everywhere.
- The sound of music, the attraction of art, and the spread of the humanities throughout Guam.

Campaign Slogan:
"The Right Direction"

CONTACT INFO
Phone Number: (671) 482-1432
Office Number: (671) 475-9380
E-Mail: ray.tenorio@guam.gov
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/raytenorio
Twitter: @raytenorioguam
Instagram: @raytenorioguam
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/governorofguam
Website: www.calvotenorio.com

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